How to Make A Bow in Minecraft

When playing Minecraft one of the strongest emotions is certainly given by the struggle for survival. In fact, living in the world of Minecraft is not at all simple but very fun, precisely because it is a game. There are really many hostile mobs trying to take us out and to earn points and territory or all for themselves. We must fight! Among the simplest but also fairly effective weapons there is certainly the bow. With the bow you can shoot arrows at anyone who tries to kill you and you can do it both as a defense and as an attack. In fact, we know, especially in survival mode, how necessary and important it is sometimes to destroy some mobs that can make us earn food and other useful resources to live.

In this guide I therefore aim to teach you and explain to you in a simple and detailed way how to build yourself a very precious bow that you can use on any occasion that requires it. By reading it you will immediately realize how simple it is and how important it is to have a bow to load with arrows in the Minecraft game. I am sure you will thank me for its great usefulness because it is a resource that can really make the difference between life and death. The materials needed for the construction are very few and simple to find. Here’s how to get a bow in Minecraft in a few simple steps! Let’s get started right away!

Required Materials to create a Bow:

Image Name Quantity
Sticks 3
Strings 3

Creating a Bow is very simple: you can choose get it from nature in survival mode, so follow the first option. If you are in creative mode, go directly to the second option.


1. Open the workbench grid

First, lay a workbench along the ground and right-click on it. A crafting grid similar to the one you see in the photo will open for you:

All you have to do is place the different materials inside the grid squares in the right order.

2. Place the materials in the fabrication grid

Now you have to insert the necessary materials in the right order that I indicate: First place three strings vertically in the side squares to the right of the crafting grid. Then insert a stick in the top central square, a stick in the bottom central square and a stick in the central left square!! Follow this figure exactly:

In this way you will see a Bow appear in the small square on the right! Isn’t it fantastic?

3. Collect the item

Now you just have to click on the Bow and drag it to your inventory so you can use it when you need it. Really easy!


You can easily find a Bow, if you are in creative mode, in the “Combat” section